On Tuesday, October 25, 2011, ROJS-N writer Monica RW wrote an article titled "Why most African-Americans would never flock to Herman Cain's campaign".
We believed, at that point, our extend on writing content about Mr. Cain would be done, since its' doubtful he will succeed in his quest to become President of the United States.
Sadly, a video has surfaced that makes our first Op/Ed on "The Herman Cain Train Video" incomplete on how low Mr. Cain would go to appeal to the most questionable racial views of his Conservative Wing of the Republican party.
One of the leaders of the 1800's era Republican Party a number of Conservative thinking African-Americans cite in high standard is Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, known today as Frederick Douglass. Douglass, who was born into slavery in February 1818, was the first African-American to receive a major party roll call vote at the 1888 Republican National Convention for President of the United States.
It would be hard to believe that Mr. Douglas, who authored the book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave who take the subject of being a slave with laughter or amusement. Especially after writing this passage in his book:
"I was broken in body, soul, and spirit. My natural elasticity was crushed, my intellect languished, the disposition to read departed, the cheerful spark that lingered about my eye died; the dark night of slavery closed in upon me; and behold a man transformed into a brute!" Quote from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, an American Slave, Chapter 10, pg. 105.Candidate Cain repeatedly recites to Tea Party audiences around the nation and in "The Herman Cain Train Video" that his Great-Grand Parents were victims of being forced to work for slaveholders against their wills or rights. A majority of Americans today believe actions which taint a stain of our history as a nation are aligned with those who imprisoned African-Americans on lands which few escaped from and, many others died trying to find their way to freedom.
This Op/Ed is not meant to be a lesson on slavery. Instead, this written article seeks to provide insight on how when one forgets their past history, they will allow others or themselves to disrespect it.
In a interview with Conservative Talk Show host Neil Boortz, highlighted on Cenk Uygur's "The Young Turks Show" October 12th, Candidate Cain completely allows of Boortz's to stomp, in words, upon Cain's family history.
Boortz's in the first part of the video actually has the nerves to ask Cain which plantation his ancestors was held on in Georgia. After affirming that Boortz's family slave holding land wasn't the "prison" to Cain's family, the talk show host and Republican candidate proceed to laugh about the fact.
Back to Cain's "Train" video, the candidate uses "code words" describing he left "the Democratic Plantation a long time ago" and the next clip talks about his ancestors "being slaves".